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Micolata
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More parental controls - blocking downloads

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Roku TV - I have a 5 year old and have set all the parental settings, hid menu options, deleted channels, etc... She is still able to download apps I have deleted. Either there needs to be a setting to block downloads without a my pin, or the "streaming channels" menu link needs to be hide-able like the other menu items. It is absolutely driving me crazy that it's 2024 and this is still an issue. 

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RokuJechealR
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Re: More parental controls - blocking downloads

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Hi @Micolata,

Welcome to the Roku Community!

We can certainly understand your concern that you want to manage parental controls on the Roku device.

We currently do not offer a global parental control setting to restrict access to content across all streaming channels. Hence, you can configure access limits based on ratings in certain situations. But we have parental control over The Roku channel and the Roku PIN feature.

For more information, read about this: How to block content using parental controls | Official Roku Support.

Feel free to let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.

All the best,
Chel

Jecheal R.
Roku Community Moderator

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makaiguy
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Re: More parental controls - blocking downloads

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@Micolata-

Have you set a PIN on your Roku account and required it to be entered when installing a channel app?

https://my.roku.com/account/pin

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RokuJechealR
Community Moderator
Community Moderator

Re: More parental controls - blocking downloads

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Hi @Micolata,

Welcome to the Roku Community!

We can certainly understand your concern that you want to manage parental controls on the Roku device.

We currently do not offer a global parental control setting to restrict access to content across all streaming channels. Hence, you can configure access limits based on ratings in certain situations. But we have parental control over The Roku channel and the Roku PIN feature.

For more information, read about this: How to block content using parental controls | Official Roku Support.

Feel free to let us know if there's anything else we can help you with.

All the best,
Chel

Jecheal R.
Roku Community Moderator
Tandlweiss
Newbie

Re: More parental controls - blocking downloads

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There needs to be a way to hide mature content from the search results on the main home page. 

Ldubbs
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Re: More parental controls - blocking downloads

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Hard agree. Parental controls are lacking. The 4 digit pin has work around. The app on the phone isn't secure and easily changed without so much as pin or password, anything. 

I've heard fire tv has better controls and I'm considering dumping roku for competitor if the don't step their game up. 

Disappointed in these major companies who only seem to care abt profit. 

Protect the kids!!!! 

Ldubbs
Reel Rookie

Re: More parental controls - blocking downloads

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Hard agree. 

Roku has terrible parental controls. 

Live tv shows still have audio in background while asking for a pin and they advertise channels such as bad girls club and that can't be turned off...I can hide the channel, but it's easily changed without pin. It's almost like roku wants to expose our kids.... 

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